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Supplier Manager DACH

Frankfurt, Germany

  • Job ID 01R52

Local Supplier management is part of the wider P&SM organisation and executes the category strategy on a local level in strong alignment with the group category team. This includes a key emphasis on in-market business development by developing and leveraging local supplier relationships within the 7pillars framework. Main objectives include achieving targeted profitable growth, customer acquisition, market share growth and ROI. This is achieved through development and execution of supplier business plans to realise the category strategy.


Local Supplier management constitute an important part of the market intelligence of the group category team providing market trends and insights as well as customer needs/insights/feedback.

Also part of a virtual regional team to ensure regional alignment and maximization of supplier value extraction in association with procurement.


You would be responsible for the following processes


  • Development and execution of supplier business plans in line with category strategy

  • Supplier value extraction

  • Local sourcing within agreed corridor of terms in close association with Procurement

  • Communication across all levels of the suppliers’ organisations

  • Management of supplier expectations in line with our objectives and category strategy


Key Deliverable for the role


  • Execution of local supplier business plans following the group category strategy with an end-to-end channel understanding

  • Secure the Supplier’s full line card data to enable automated product launch and improve customer online experience

  • Deliver agreed KPI’s for: Supplier sales revenue; Supplier product Margin (cost ownership and resale influence); Customer acquisition and lead generation by supplier while focussing on the customer journey

  • Volume and tender price optimisation for focused customer accounts

  • Local supplier marketing contributions that tie into the overall RS proposition

  • Optimum inventory availability, value and health by supplier in local markets

  • Digital product and supplier performance targets using adobe data via supplier portal with a strong focus on digital channels


  • Successful track record in supplier/account management or related discipline

  • Business planning and execution capability

  • Knowledge and experience of working with an online digital toolset

  • A collaborative team player across a business with fast moving, customer driven markets

  • Successful supplier relationship management

  • Ability to work cross functional as well as cross cultural as part of a wider global team

  • Strong commercial acumen and broad communication skills

    Positive can-do attitude, takes ownership and very results oriented

  • Excellent command of German and English language is a must


  • Sales experience an advantage

  • Experience of influencing without direct responsibility

  • Understands the needs of engineers and buyers (our target customers).

What We Offer

Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect with excellent salary package and benefits!

Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

We are RS

Increasingly powered by digital technology, we’re our customers’ one-stop-shop for electronic products and components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937. Today, we’re using digital to revolutionize the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge.

But if we’re going to be first choice for customers, we also want to be first choice for our future colleagues. We’re looking for people who are passionate to support the customers of today, and the engineers of tomorrow. Together we keep innovation at the forefront of what we do. Do you?